Not sure where the hotel pics came from but our hotel looked nothing like them. This is an older hotel in bad need of restoration or renovation. Multiple buildings and they may have upgraded a couple but not ours. What had been renovated was not done professionally or complete in any way. It looked like a bunch of kids did it.
The room was not clean. There were hand prints, dirt, debris and hair all over from past guests.
The AC was loud and woke us up every time the compressor cut in and out. The AC leaked on the floor of the room all night. It was either COLD cold or Hot. No in between.
In the pics of the hotel it shows a lucious spacious room with new bedding and new AC. Nothing was new in our room. The 1 small blanket on each bed had many cigarette burns in non smoking rooms. No comfortor. Just an old thin bottom sheet, top sheet and the older thin blanket with burns. Beds were uncomfortable.
The bathroom is so small my petite small framed wife had trouble giving my 7 year old a shower without leaving the door open.
As others have commented on the walls and ceiling are paper thin and it sounded like a herd of cattle all around us... all night.
Location is great to cruise port and airport and they do offer a free shuttle from the airport and to the cruise port. The problem was I called the hotel before booking to make sure they would pick us up at the cruise port and take us to the airport. I was told oh yes no problem. So that and the price are the 2 reasons I booked this room. While checking out and heading to cruise port I asked the procedure for getting picked up at the crusie port. I was told they don't do that. They only get you back to the hotel. I spoke with the manager who told me I was crazy and that they never told me they would do that and he walked off. I would not have booked the room if I wasn't told they would that.
Thankfully the nice, respectful, helpful shuttle driver that actually cares heard this. On the way to the crusie port he gave me his card and said he would take care of it and to call him when we arrived back off the crusie. True to his word he did. Came within 10 minutes and took us to the airport with a smile. Others reviews have also mentioned him favorably.
This campus landscape is beautiful and has such great potential. We felt safe at the hotel and in the area.
We ate breakfast in the hotels restaurant/sports bar on Sun morning before heading to crusie port. A little pricey but that is to be expected. It looked like it hadn't been cleaned well from Sat night. Don't know where the nice looking pic of the restaurant with new tables, chairs and nice table cloths came from but ours looked outdated and old and had no table cloths.
I have verified that I did not make a mistake on the pics and facility. My guess is 1 of the 4 buildings has been some what updated and was staged for the pics to look great. We just expected better cleanliness and quality from a name brand hotel trying to revamp it's brand.
Now we know why they were much cheaper than the other name brand hotels close by.
To be honest now that we know what to expect and given the shuttle and if the price is right we would stay here again. Location location location and good price.
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